Employee Health and safety

A healthy and resilient workforce

At DNV GL, we care for each other and we safeguard our people.

Why it matters

The greatest asset we have is our people and the greatest asset they have is their health and wellbeing. At DNV GL, we care for each other and we safeguard our people. We strive to be the safest place to work and safety is deeply embedded in our purpose, vision and values. To us, safeguarding our people is not only about preventing accidents and injuries, it is also about maintaining a healthy and resilient workforce, fit for the work it does.

Our vision is zero harm to anyone working for, or on behalf, of DNV GL. To achieve this goal, we continually strengthen our attitudes, beliefs and behaviour, learn from experience and improve our ways of working accordingly. Our commitment extends to everyone linked to our business. Our subcontractors and suppliers perform better in a safe working environment and customers buying our services from us expect exceptional safety performance.

Progress in 2018

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Looking ahead

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Performance in 2018

Our health and safety performance is considered sound and stable. We have achieved improvements in our injury rate, occupational disease rate, lost day rate and a stable sickness absentee rate. The results are comparable with those of our peers, however, we are continuously attempting to improve.

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Case study

Awarded the SCL level three certificate

Last year, TenneT, a key customer in the Energy business area, required its top 500 suppliers to become certified to level three of the Safety Culture Ladder (SCL). Based on this request, a project team in DNV GL Netherlands worked to deliver this certification in our NEMEA and Power TIC units.

Following an independent audit, we were awarded the SCL level three certificate and the certification body complemented us on the level of employee and management involvement in occupational health and safety. This is a great result for the Energy business area and supports our goal to be the safest place to work. Find out more at www.veiligheidsladder.org/en/